Studio Elana Schlenker

My Library Is… booklet

Through the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the Charles H. Revson Foundation awards substantial grants to the city’s most exceptional public libraries. Community members are invited to nominate their library for the award, with submissions judged by author R.L. Stine; Kurt Andersen, author and host of WNYC’s Studio 360; Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and former president of the American Library Association; Fatima Shama, NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs; and Don Weisberg, President of the Penguin Young Readers Group. Moved by the program’s many compelling submissions, the Revson Foundation tasked us with gathering these testimonials into a publication that could be used to advocate for increased financial support for the NYPL system from city officials. Collaborating with photographer Ross Mantle, we visited libraries in every borough (in just three days!) in order to capture the individuals and communities they support.

Photographs by Ross Mantle
Printed and bound by SRP Graphics


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